The Seeking God

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Have you ever had times in your life when felt far away from God? At least that’s how it felt? There seemed to be miles and miles separating you? You weren’t really sure if He was still there or how to close the gap that you were feeling had to be there.

Truth is – we never are far away from Him. He always is as near to us as our next breath…well, actually nearer than that.

There is something about God that I believe isn’t always what we may experience in some relationships. Regardless of our weaknesses, failures, shortcomings or times when we flat out blow it, God seeks us. When we’re overloading our day timers or shoving in more work before calling it a day, God seeks us. If when we tend to go beyond the extra mile in being an overachiever {aka “yours truly}, God still seeks us.

He still seeks us.

He wants to. He wants us to know that He is beside us loving us and seeking us …at all times. He wants us to know that He will never write us off. It’s not His nature, it’s not who He is, and it’s not what He ever thinks about doing.

Dr. David Jeremiah explains our seeking God so beautifully. He writes:

The Seeking God

“I [Jesus] will deliver you [Paul] from the Jewish people, as well as from the Gentiles, to whom I now send you .” Acts 26:17

Much theological ink has been used through the ages in an attempt to answer this question: Does man seek God or does God seek man? If Romans 3:11b wasn’t clear enough—“There is none who seeks after God”—examples from Scripture show, at the very least, that it is God who seeks after man even when man is most resistant.

Two examples: When the apostle Paul was at his most hateful state, going to Damascus to persecute Christians, Jesus sought him out and confronted him—and ultimately changed and saved him (Acts 9:1-19). And being a worshiper of the God of the Jews was the last thing on the mind of the prideful king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 4:28-33). But God revealed Himself to Nebuchadnezzar, who humbled himself before Him (verses 34-37). God is a seeking God; pride, anger, and unbelief are not obstacles for Him.

If you—or someone you love—find yourself “away” from God today, know this: He knows where you are and wants you to know where He is. He is always as close as a prayer. Even if you find prayer a challenge, know that He is near you, with you, beside you, seeking a closer relationship with you.

As in Paradise, God walks in the Holy Scriptures, seeking man.

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